Scotland on brink of finally closing its seven year long ‘jobs gap’

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RF warns that stronger employment gains will be needed to boost future pay and living standards Scotland is just 9,000 jobs short of closing its post-crisis ‘jobs gap’ and returning to its mid-2008 employment rate, the Resolution Foundation said today (Wednesday) as it publishes a major new report on the Scottish labour market. This milestone … Continued

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Pay growth and employment rate both reach post-crisis highs

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But the restoration of pre-crisis pay level remains several years off Earning growth reached a post-crisis high in the three months to July, marking a fourth consecutive month of ‘catch up’ growth. But the restoration of pre-crisis pay levels remains several years off, the Resolution Foundation said today (Wednesday) in response to the latest labour … Continued

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